(Hi there. I am sort of new to this type of thing, both commissioning artists and writing on a forum, but please let me know if I did anything wrong)
So about 6 months ago in August of 2020 I had commissioned an artist for a fullbody painting with a background of a character of mine, it came to about $70. I had sent them refs as well as a link to my toyhouse for the character having all the reference images. Without any luck, it was through DeviantArt, and the artist was Russian, and just around after I had commissioned the artist Russia had apparently blocked Deviantart.